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Design your Surfaces Using Fabric Scraps – Textile design

Textile Art – Creating Designed Surfaces  Using Fabric Scraps – Jamie Malden

Sometimes, after you’ve finished your designs, you can be left with some seemingly useless bits and bobs; things like thread or bits of fabric. This does not need to go to waste! Why not design your surfaces by turning the scraps into a masterpiece? You can put it on bags, notebooks and much more!

How to

All you need to do is take what you have left after a project, place them on your chosen canvas under a piece of organza and sew it down. There can be method to your madness or you can place your bits and bobs randomly. It really is up to you!

What we think of the surface designs

Embroidered stitches on top of this can create some beautiful textures and really bring the piece together. You can add flowers or follow the shapes of the underneath design. Whatever you think looks best.

Something really unique is turning your old scraps into wash bags! You can never have too many wash bags, they always come in handy. Just by adding some waterproof material to the inside you can create a vibrant, fun little piece which is very convenient and useful.

You would never have guessed that the fabric and thread was originally destined for the bin! It adds style and fun to your designs. Plus, it also saves a lot of waste! We like the colour aspect of it all. Plus, we love the idea that no two pieces will ever come out exactly same. You can really use this as a means to experiment with shapes, styles and colour.

What you need and Final Notes!

Lastly, we’d like to say we think it’s super easy and fun to create. All you need is some old scraps, some organza, a sewing machine and a little bit of a time!

Want more design inspiration for your surfaces? Press here!

Look at our Pinterest to find more inspiration by clicking here! 

 

Printology Block Printing Surface Design  6th – 8th February 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Printology Block Printing Surface Design 6th – 8th February 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

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Printology – Block Printing Surface Design

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Printology – Block Printing Surface Design Course

Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th February 2019  THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Colouricious Printology is a 3 day block printing course for textile surface design. Learn how to block print on a Colouricious Printology residential textile workshop teaching you how to block print onto fabric and paper, gelli printing &  stencil art. All 3 days will be timetabled and structured. 

TEXTILE TECHNIQUES:

Pattern theory, layering techniques, masking, block printing, gelli printing, decolourant, stencils & sewing projects

COST: 

Full board 3 days 2 nights inclusive of all materials – bring nothing but yourself & an apron!  

£485 per person 

£395 ditto per person for a twin room

£235 as a day delegate

VENUE: 

The Holiday Inn High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire England

TEXTILE TUTOR: 

Jamie Malden 

TIMETABLE:

Starts 09.30 and finishes at 17.00 each day.. Block til you drop! I have prepared a full & busy timetable and will teach and share with you all that I know. As a teacher of 28 years, I will work in small groups on rotation so that everyone is busy with something to do every minute of the day! Demonstrations for each skill followed by your practise period. Time for teaching and time for self expression is a good balance.

Our Colouricious residential textile workshop includes the following:
  • All materials and equipment – all you need to bring is an apron and your sewing machine if you would like to join in with the sewing projects
  • Room Hire – you can book either a private room or a twin room (you can share with someone you have not yet met!)
  • Unlimited tea, coffee with a selection of freshly baked cookies, whole fruits & snacks, nuts, dried fruit & seeds 
  • A morning and afternoon ‘Tasty Treat’ to add a little excitement to the day!
  • A working lunch which includes freshly prepared and nutritious, local ingredients prepared on site to ensure maximum flavour and vital nutritional gain, specifically designed to assist with boosting concentration, work performance and energy levels. Included in our the lunch is a Selection of salads, a lovely soup, the toast of the day as well as meat and vegetarian dishes of the day, fresh fish, potatoes & vegetables as well as the live cooking station and of course some tasty desserts.
  • A Three Course Evening Meal in the Restaurant
  • Full English & Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi & Complimentary Parking 

If you have any questions you would like to ask about the Printology Workshop please email me.

 

Take a look at our Printology videos

Colouricious Printology Workshop – Terms & Conditions.

The Printology workshop will include accommodation (if chosen) and meals as described on the website at the time of booking.

Cancellation
In the event you wish to cancel your Printology course you must inform Colouricious Ltd in writing immediately. Cancellation periods are calculated from the date Colouricious Ltd receive your written notification.

Cancellation Charges

12 weeks or more – £100
6 – 12 weeks – 75% of total Printology course cost
Less than 6 weeks – 100% of total Printology course cost

Colouricious Ltd
Colouricious will always strive to act in the best interest of the client to ensure the best workshop experience possible. It is essential that any complaints and or problems are notified to us at the time so that the matter may be addressed at the earliest opportunity.

Surface Decoration Techniques

Surface Decoration Techniques

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Getting an appealing decoration to the surface of the fabrics that you use in your craft project will really make it stand out. There are lots of different ways to get a decorative pattern. You can use our wonderful wooden blocks to create a unique pattern, or perhaps you could try just painting directly onto the fabric, or maybe blend and merge fabrics to create your decoration.

Click on the picture below to see Marilyn Pipe use Lutradur to create a unique surface decoration.

Surface Design Video

Colouricious has lots of very creative ideas when it comes to surface design and embellishments We have a wonderful double set of embellishing videos fwhich shows you how to use techniques that you will be able to master to bring your projects to life every time. The DVDs are on sale as a double pack for £9 which is just like buying one DVD and getting the second free.

Click on the videos below to be taken to our website.

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Latest-Arrivals

Our carvers have been very busy over the last few months creating new designs and styles that we have commissioned. The first blocks are ready and we are delighted to have them up on our website now ready for you to buy.

Avalon Celtic Designs

Avalon Celtic Designs

Intricate designs that would look perfect as a highlight or background design.

Order this set here


Iona Blocks

 

Iona Blocks

The Scottish Islands are deeply linked with Celtic history and design and these blocks would not look out of place on the lovely island.

Order this set here


 

Jura Blocks

Jura Blocks

A beautiful set of Celtic designs. Block carvings that would create lovely bold colours and designs.

Order this set here


 

Lindesfarne Blocks

Lindesfarne Blocks

This island off the North East coast of England has relics and artefacts that are deeply linked to Celtic folklore. These blocks are lovely examples of these designs and styles.

Order this set here


 

These are lovely sets and we are really proud and excited to have them in stock. We also have a couple of gorgeous heart designs; a Love Knot and a Celtic Heart as well, so I am sure you will find something that will be perfect for your next project.


 

Colouricious Holidays

Colouricious Holidays

We are constantly adding to the wonderful holidays that Colouricious are planning. Our holidays are very popular and the people who join us are always keen to let us know how much they have enjoyed their trip with us. Many also book to go with us on other trips as they expand their horizons of where to travel to.

We have a spectacular trip organised to Gujarat in October this year. In this 13 day trip you will get to explore the Gujarati region of India taking in sights and sounds as well as visiting workshops and seeing how the villagers design and create their beautiful textiles.

The region of Gujarat is also the home of the world famous Kite Festival of Uttarayan. Made famous in books such as The Kite Runner, The Kite Festival is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark. The festival marks the days in the Hindu calendar when winter begins turning to summer, known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. On what is usually a bright warm sunny day with brisk breezes to lift the kites aloft, across the state almost all normal activity is shut down and everyone takes to the rooftops and roadways to fly kites and compete with their neighbors. We will be able to see the start of the Kite production in the streets of Ahmedabad.

If you would like to join us on this fantastic trip, then head over to our website and reserve your place.

Textile Tour of Gujarat

***** STOP PRESS *****

We have one remaining space left on our trip to Kashmir in July this year. It is sharing in a twin room, so if you would like to grab the last space on what will be a spectacular trip where you will literally be able to see the top of the word, then go to our website and reserve the last spot. This really will be first come first served as there are no spaces left once this one has been taken.


Competition Time

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We have only just launched our competition, but we have already had a number of entries from people who are keen to either win a trip to India or £1,000 cash. To enter the competition, all you have to do is purchase a set of our Competition blocks and you will get a free entry into the draw. We are adding new sets to the competition all the time, so keep your eye on our Competition Page and buy the set you like the most.

The draw will take place on Saturday 13th August at The Festival of Quilts.

Remember – You have to be in it to win it!


 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Surface Decoration Ideas with Colouricious

Surface Decoration Ideas with Colouricious

Surface Decoration 05

Getting an appealing decoration to the surface of the fabrics that you use in your craft project will really make it stand out. There are lots of different ways to get a decorative pattern. You can use our wonderful wooden blocks to create a unique pattern, or perhaps you could try just painting directly onto the fabric, or maybe blend and merge fabrics to create your decoration.

Click on the picture below to see Marilyn Pipe use Lutradur to create a unique surface decoration.

Surface Design Video
Marilyn Pipe has lots of very creative ideas when it comes to surface design and decoration. Colouricious is delighted to have a dedicated video featuring Marilyn Pipe where she shows you how to use techniques that you will be able to master to bring your projects to life every time. The DVD is for sale on our website and you can see exactly what techniques Marilyn covers by visiting our webpage.

Click on the video below to be taken to our website.

Inspired-Textile-Techniques-DVD

Buy Now


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Textile Holidays

colouricious textile holidays

As you read this newsletter we are almost half way through our first trip to Vietnam. Everything is going well and we are all enjoying visiting this wonderful country. The sights, sounds and atmosphere is making for a wonderful trip and I have no doubt that we are all going to have memories to last a lifetime from our trip to Vietnam. If the idea of a tour of Vietnam is appealing to you, we have arranged two further trips later in the year that you can join us on. To reserve your place, visit of Vietnam webpage, download the booking form and send it over to me; we would love to see you on the trip!

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If Vietnam is not for you then we have lots of other holidays arranged that are equally exciting. Take a look at the Holidays page of our website to find the trip that is most suitable for you. I am sure there will be the perfect holiday for you!

Colouricious Holidays


Latest Arrivals

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We have recently added a Goodie Bag containing some wonderful Sisha Mirrors to our Latest Arrivals. If you like to add some shiny elements to your craft projects, then these Sisha Mirrors will be perfect for you. You can check out all of our latest arrivals by visiting our website.


 

The Stencil Shop
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Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
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We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile HolidaysColouricious Textile HolidaysThere are a number of
wonderful holidays for
you in 2015.
Check them out here

Free Delivery

To see in the New Year we have set up Free Delivery for all orders over £70. This offer is automatic so will not require any special codes and will apply to sales from all countries.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!
kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Mixed Media Artist – Beryl Taylor – Surface Design

Mixed Media Artist Beryl Taylor teaching this workshop.

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Beryl Taylor is a British mixed media artist who loves to experiment with various products, such as wood stamps, hand embroidery, tyvek, lutradur and stitch. Now living in America, she has had a full and busy professional artistic life as a mixed media artist, teaching at many events. She loves to share her sewing skills and creativity watching her students blossom under her inspiration. Surface design is a particular area where she loves to combine and mix and match mixed media products.

Learn more details about this mixed media workshop with Beryl Taylor

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see full range of Colouricious wooden printing blocks

Beryl Taylor has published a book called Mixed Media Explorations. In this book she blends paper, fabric and embellishments to create inspired designs. This is an all time favourite book for many creative people.


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